Why does this application require a Planning Approval?

    Under the City of Cockburn Town Planning Scheme No.3, a Small Bar is classified as an ‘A’ use (Table 1 – Zoning Table) which means that a Planning Approval is required and the City must advertise the application in accordance with Clause 64(3) of the Planning and Development (Local Planning Schemes) Regulations 2015.

    How long is the City required to advertise the application?

    In accordance with the Planning and Development (Local Planning Schemes) Regulations 2015, the City is required to advertise the application for 14 days. 

    The City has advertised the application for a period of 21 days via the following means:

    • Comment on Cockburn; and
    • Formally notifying via email letter all landowners and strata body contacts within a 100 metre radius of the site. 

    How can I find out more about the planning application process?

    To find out more, click here.

    What should my submission say?

    Only submissions that relate to relevant planning matters can be considered as part of the assessment of the development application. Please ensure your comments relate to specific elements of the application and how these may impact either your own property or amenity (eg odour, dust, noise). You may attach additional information (plans, diagrams, photographs, etc.) as required. 

    We cannot consider feedback that relates to non-planning matters including:

    • Perceived loss of property value;
    • Perceived anti-social behaviour;
    • Potential residents or tenants;
    • Private disputes between neighbours including access and egress and easements;
    • Dividing fence issues;
    • Matters that are usually dealt with by the building permit process;
    • Impact of construction work;
    • Trade competition concerns (in most circumstances);
    • Personal morals or views about the applicant or City officers dealing with the application;
    • Matters that are controlled under other legislation.

    What will happen to my submission?

    When assessing a development application, we have a duty to consider all relevant factors in an objective and impartial manner. Submissions from the community help us by highlighting local issues and concerns.

    Will the applicant or anyone else know that I have made a submission?

    The City and applicants have a right to review any submission you make.  

    If the proposal is determined by Council, your submission is also made public and may be included in a table of submissions. If you would like your details to remain confidential, you will need to note this in your submission. Your name and address will be suppressed, however your comments will still be made available. 

    If I am satisfied with the proposed development application, do I have to make a submission?

    If you wish to provide a letter of support or no objection, you can do so in writing.